The ACT sheets and algorithms are designed primarily as educational resources for physicians to help them provide quality medical services, and adherence to them does not necessarily ensure a successful medical outcome. The ACT sheets and algorithms should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, the healthcare provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen. It may be prudent, however, to document in the patient’s record the rationale for any significant deviation from these ACT sheets and algorithms.


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ACMG Newborn Screening
Work Group

Harvey L. Levy, MD (Chair)
Children’s Hospital Boston

Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG (Project Director)
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics


Stephen LaFranchi, MD
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Phyllis Speiser, MD
Schneider Children’s Hospital, New York

Kelly Leight, JD
CARES Foundation, Inc.


James R. Eckman, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Peter A. Lane, MD
Emory University Scholl of Medicine

Carolyn Hoppe, MD
Children’s Hospital Oakland

Genetic Conditions

Garry Cutting, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cynthia C. Morton, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston

Richard Smith, MD
University of Iowa School of Medicine

Metabolic Disorders

Gerard Berry, MD
Jefferson Medical College

Stephen Goodman, MD
University of Colorado Health Science Center

Deborah Marsden, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston

Dietrich Matern, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

William Nyhan, MD
University of California, San Diego

Primary Care Providers

Danielle Laraque, MD, FAAP
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Barbara Yawn, MD, FAAFP
Olmstead Medical Center

Newborn Screening Programs

Julie Miller, MS
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Kenneth Pass, PhD
New York State Dept. of Health

Bradford Therrell, PhD
National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center


Marie Y. Mann, MD, MPH
Genetic Services Branch

Michele Lloyd-Puryear, MD, PhD
Genetic Services Branch

For technical assistance with the forms, please contact 301-718-9603 or acmg@acmg.net.